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own people . president obama signals a willingness to give a little on health care and wisconsin's governor said it is time for a budget deal or lay offs. live from our studio in washington, this is a special report. good evening i am bret baier. as libya leader qaddafi defies ordering air strikes. we have new reports was fighting in streets of lib yampt they are trying to expand control of the country. president and un ambassador seemed to kick american diplomacy to apply more pressure to qaddafi as the violence escalated. the libyan leader laughed off a interview about stepping down. amateur video and date and location unknown and depicted continued fighting in libya streets in eastern towns site of a fierce battle for control of the airport won by the rebels. protestors can see seen. the qaddafi regime bombed the rebel. forces could be seen massing and moammar qaddafi maintained a tight grip. >> police demand more from the dictators son. >> support and arms are on the way and everything is fine. we are going to be victorous. >> in geneva secretary clinton announced a plan to a
, josh, a different kind of union story. unions between same hif sex couples, obama administration coming to the conclusion that the defense of marriage act is unconstitutional. they won't defend it anymore. tell us what that means, especially for folks in california. >> what it doesn't mean is there thaw there will be an instantaneous affect on the prop eight. >> remind us. >> it was a constitutional amendment that defined marriage definetively as one man, one woman. currently under challenge. and a federal judge has found it unconstitutional under a couple of provisions of the 14th amendment. gone to the ninth circuit court of appeals. and they have bumped a question of legal standing over to the california supreme court, because the state has declined to defend it any further, the proponents would like to do that, but there is some question they are allowed. >> is this related to doma? >> no. doma is a federal statute, and prop eight is at the state level. we have the president of the united states opining that a federal law banning same-sex marriage cannot be constitutionally upheld.
they need to get and stay elected. >>> plus president obama's looking to republicans at least like a winner next year. only five flawed or poorly known candidates look ready to take the plunge. to quote peggy lee, is that all there is? >>> also, who blinked on the government shutdown? democrats agree to cuts, but they were cuts president obama had already called for. the real story here may be that once again neither side is ready to actually cut those big ones. social security, medicare. you get hurt doing that stuff. >>> and did you catch this from the weekend? defense secretary robert gates told west point cadets that any defense chief like him who advises the president to send another large land army into asia, the middle east or africa should, quote, have his head examined. did gates the guy w. named secretary of defense just say the iraq war was a mistake, finally? >>> finally for us, let me finish tonight with a great man who made what may be his last appearance at the oscars last night. someone who truly deserves our praise. >>> we begin with what the republicans are up to as they t
leadership tests for president obama, as the battle lines of the 2012 campaign come into sharper view. this morning, how will the standoff in wisconsin end? and is the fight there with the unions about ideology or shared sacrifice? >> not just about the budget, now and into the future, not just about jobs or workers, this is ultimately about the future of our state. >> my guests, a man at the center of the storm, embattled republican governor, scott walker. >>> also the future of the middle east remains in doubt as libya's brutal dictator cracks down on protesters. >> these actions violate international norms and every stander of common decency. this violence must stop. >> what's next? and has the administration done enough? joining me this morning from the site of such unrest earlier this month, cairo, egypt, the ranking member on the senate armed services committee. republican john mccain. >>> then our political roundtable, what rising oil costs could mean to our own economy. can washington avoid a government shutdown over spending? and the rhetorical start to 2012, leading republic
, the speaker, he has to do it, dan, right? >> the person who comes off as cool hand luke is president obama. i'm not sure that boehner comes off that well. on this business of shutting down the government, we are talking about the political effects of it. there is a country here to run. whoever gets the blame for shutting down the government, we are a country at war. we have people at war in iraq and afghanistan, and you are going to shut down the government? the public at large is going to be very negative and it is vital which side gets the blame for shutting it down. >> you are 65, 70 or 80 years old. you go to the mail box and your check hasn't come in for social security. who do you blame? >> i think they are going to blame whoever is in office. people are set up. they are saying i cut back on my spending. my family is making sacrifices. i can no longer use my homes a ena a.t.m. machine. they say i changed this in my personal life. why can't the government do the same? chris: our regulars, including john, who is here, if there is a government-shut-down, who would win the p.r. win? >> 11 s
to transform not only lives but transform the systems because the systems need to be healing systems. as obama says, we need to start uttering healing words. president obama said that at the tucson memorial. we have to start uttering healing words to one another instead of wounding words. what we are trying to do is create systems -- school systems and juvenile justice system is that he'll instead of juvenile justice systems and school systems that continue to wound our youth. >> can i just say something about the systems of discipline in schools? so that before it even gets to the place where it is an issue, is that those systems definitely need changing. the question that parents need to ask when they have been told that their child has been involved in some misbehavior is to ask what was happening? what were the conditions? what were the circumstances? what were the antecedence that led to this behavior? because if we do not fix those, we will seed the systems you talk about. [applause] it is amazing how many young people can be turned back from negative behavior if the situation is appropr
studios in new york city. this week, president obama ordered his justice department to stop defending the federal law that bans recognition of same sex marriage across state lines. how is that going over with two of the biggest constituencies that got him elected? we are going to find out. and also, have you heard about the muslim brotherhood being involved in the middle east uprisings? but, is this group also infiltrating the united states? and one is a grammy winning christian contemporary and gospel music star, the other a hard rocker and former guitarist for the metal band corn and you wouldn't think they have anything in common looking at them, but they do. michael w smith and brian welch ahead, they are he' here tonight and we're going to have a great time. [applaus [applause] >> and this week, two stories have dominated the news. one is the crisis in libya, where its maniacal leader, moammar qaddafi dresses like lady gaga and rants like charlie sheen, and the other is the outgoing scream fest where democratic centers would rather run than fight and leave the battle field. and
standoff. president obama appearing to take sides in the debate today, this after the white house tried to distance itself from this dispute last week as governor scott walker lays down a new deadline, warning democrats they have 24 hours left to vote on that budget bill or there will be serious consequences. welcome to "america live" on a monday. i'm megyn kelly. as we center the third week of wisconsin's budget battle, president obama challenging u.s. governors about an hour ago, asking them not to vilify public employees in their efforts to tackle state budget problems. >> i believe that everybody should be prepared to give up something in order to solve our budget challenges and i think most public servants agree with that. democrats and republicans agree with that. in fact, many public employees in your respective states have agreed to cuts, but let me say this, i don't think it does anybody any good when public employees are denigrated, vilified or rights infringed upon. megyn: wisconsin's governor is refusing to budge in their efforts to save the state from what he says is financ
and the obama administration seizing the moment. now issuing an urgent new call for democracy in iran. could the government of ahmadinejad be the next to fall in the middle east? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> a defiant moammar gadhafi is refusing to acknowledge any signs of political turmoil in his country. in interviews with the bbc and abc news reported today that gadhafi fiercely denied using force against his own people. >> they love me. all my people are with me. they love me owl. they will die to protect me and my people. no, no, no. >> if you say they do love you, then why are they capturing benghazi and they say they are against you there? >> my people, they come from outside. >> he was referring to al qaeda. meanwhile, the u.s. treasury department has announced it's freezing at least $30 billion in libyan government assets here in the united states. it's reportedly the largest amount ever blocked under any sanctions program. we're covering this story from every angle on the ground as only the global resources of cnn can. let's go to our senior international c
, where rebels do seem to have control of that part of libya. president obama meets with ban ki-moon. everything that they say from here on out they want international cover particularly from the united nations. >> we'll keep an eye on it, if we can get the shot up from tripoli we'll get it to you for sure. >>> back in washington, lawmakers are walking into a political cooker. both parties are weighing a republican plan to keep things up and running for a few more weeks. kelly o don cell -- who blinked? harry reid or john baner? >> it's almost a combination of both because what boehner did is he emphasized some of the cuts the president has said he wanted to make, very tough for democrats to go against that. so many people are looking at this and saying that republicans kind of have the edge here on this because they're going to get what they wanted, cutting $4 billion for two weeks. that's a pro-rated amount of what they're looking for and it gives democrats a chance to say that republicans came to their side with some of the cuts. there are democrats who believe these cuts are
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in libya. and we'll ask our sunday group could president obama do more to topple moammar qaddafi? and our power players of the week taking on the leaders in iran by making fun of them. all right now on "fox news sunday." and hello again from fox news in washington. as states struggle with huge budget gaps and take on public workers, our first has become the new it boy of republican politics. republican governor mitch daniels of indiana is being celebrated for turning deficits into surpluses. he should be the republican nominee for president next year some say. governor daniels joins us. welcome back to "fox news sunday." >> thank you, chris. >> chris: we need to say what's goods obligor therein you had rotator cuff surgery and not going to be ready for spring training. >> all the jokes have been made. >> chris: you are in the middle of a standoff right now with house democrats who have crossed state democrats in illinois and blocking any action in the legislature. they first said that they were fighting against a right-to-work law which is now dead. now they say they are fighting against
, president obama ordered the justice department to stop defending the federal law that bans the recognition of same-sex marriage across state lines. how is that going over with two of the biggest constituencies that got him elected? we will find out. also, have you heard about the muslim brotherhood being involved in the middle east uprisings? is this group also infiltrating the united states. and one is a drammy winning christian contemporary and gospel music star. the other a hard rocker. and former guitarist for the metal band korn and you couldn't think they had anything in common by looking at them. they do. michael w. smith and brian welsh. hell of a competitor are here tonight. we will have a great time. [ applause ] this week, two stories have dominated the news. one is the crisis in libya where it its maniacal leader moammar qadaffi who dresses like lady gaga and rants like charlie sheen has taken to shooting his own people. and the other is wisconsin where democratic senators had rather run than fight. they left the battlefield for the bed and breakfast. i willle reveal stunning i
might face deeper spending cuts. in washington, president obama defended public workers at a meeting of the nation's governors. >> i don't think it does anybody any good when public employees are denigrated, vilified, or their rights are infringed upon. we need to attract the best and the brightest to public service. these times demand it. >> sreenivasan: governor walker has said he will start laying off state workers in wisconsin within days if his bill is not passed. in economic news, consumer incomes rose in january by the most in nearly two years, thanks to a cut in social security taxes. but the commerce department said consumer spending managed only a small gain. wall street rallied today amid signs that oil prices have stabilized. the dow jones industrial average gained nearly 96 points to close at 12,226. the nasdaq rose one point to close at 2782. former opposition parties in ireland have begun talks on forming a new coalition government. they swept to huge wins in friday's national election, fueled by voter anger over ireland's financial collapse. the leader of the main cen
. >> what else did he do? >> he went bowling yesterday. which begs the question, obama v. meacham. who gets above 39. did you get above 39? >> i couldn't figure out the scoring. >> oh, my god. >> you don't have to. >> you're in college too long. >> i don't get the scoring either. i'm with you. >> it was ugly. it was a father/son tournament. let's just say inability to bowl is in fact genetic. >> so your son wasn't seeking -- >> the last time i bowled was in tennessee which congressman ford knows well from his campaigning day. >> harold ford jr. is with us. >> hard. >> i take it when you were wearing the cam mow hats in the '06 campaign you were bowling a lot? >> oh, yeah. we did. john and i were commenting, the state of mind when you go bowling in tolahoma. >> we have mark halperin joining us from washington. he has elegant bookcases behind him. >> he does. that's his hotel room. he insists on an elegant library. >> did you see any oscars last night? >> watched the whole thing. >> how stoned was james franco? >> completely. the moment to me that crystallized, pardon the pun, is when billy c
-down. it was eventually on its way back to the u.s. the victims have not been identified gatt. >>> the obama administration is offering to help libyans trying to oust their longtime leader moammar gaddafi. protesters now control city close to the capital appeared there are reports of food shortages in tripoli. if this comes as a moammar gaddafi and's sons say that their father will fight to glass. that standoff in libya, is hitting driver is in the wallets in the u.s. gas prices jumped 13 cents last week. oil reached nearly $100 a barrel on fears the unrest could spread to other oil-producing countries. the national average for regular is $3.35 a gallon. in the d.c. area, and $3.33 a gallon. >>> 47 degrees outside. >> still to come, a government shutdown showdown. congress is back and the clock is ticking. we will have a live report. >> the countdown to the ballroom unchallenge -- challenge. welcome to the animal welfare league of arlington where there is a pet waiting for everyone. >> good morning, washington. >>> monday morning, adam caskey with your forecast. temperatures are in low 40's,
funcionaría de estados unidos dijo que la reunión del presidente barack obama con su colega mexicana felipe calderón se habían planeado desde hace tiempo,n la asesinato del agente federal norteamericano jaime zapata niia quejas mexicanas sobre ciertas filtraciones en wikileaks. >> en la otra noticia del día líderes ero univisionunivisionhd nando laion violencia ennh@noti exigen la salida de gadafi y estados unidos decidió enviar barcos al área y consultar conu aliadas posibles acciones militares, y además estados unidos y gran bretaña bloquearon activos de libios en ambos países. >> vamos con lo último sobre la crisis univisionunivisionnotici exterior, el final den muamar gadafi podría estar cada vez más cerca. >> la comunidad internacional no tolera no tolera actuaciones como la que hace elionunivision. >> no lasisionunivisionnoticier ahora sin más violencia ni demoras dijo la secretaria de estado hillary clinton la comunidad mundial está hablando ciero queision derechos no son . >> y dicen que estabaunivisionh alrededor de libia para darivis opciones. >> y este experto dice
. meanwhile president obama is encouraging the nation's governors to work together as the standoff over union rights of budget cuts in wisconsin enters a third week. tracie potts joins us live from washington with more. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. protesters may have been forced out of wisconsin's state capitol, but their budget battle continues with democrats hiding out across state lines preventing a vote on what the governor says could cost them 1500 jobs. he wants to make deep cuts including cutting collective bargaining for state employees. governor scott walker on "meet the press" says if they don't act soon, the state could lose $155 billion by tomorrow. i should say million dollars by tomorrow. now, here in washington, they're focusing on the budget, also. there will be a government shutdown by friday, democrats and republicans trying to come up with a compromise that at some point looks like it may include extending the current budget for another two weeks, but with $4 billion in cuts. the problem is they're looking at the smallest part of the budget and over the weekend we
was among the people who helped put us behind. tavis: what is there finally for a president obama or any president coming after him, to learn about not missing your moment historically? >> i think presidents or the sum total of all their experiences. i think that president obama and most presidents dealing in the modern era have the benefit of the civil rights movement, all different types of engagement with the population about rights and what the president needs as a leader in those areas. i think looking to history is imported to sort of not repeat the mistakes that people made in the past, and that is the value of history. i think that obama, from what i know of him, is a very careful student of history and understands the role that he has to play there. the terrible thing about johnson is that it is not that one man controls everything. but the president is a symbol. he exercises real power but also symbolic power. to have this person at the moment when they are trying to transform black lives to get up and say essentially, no, hold the line against that, he played a pivotal role in
resulting in a government shutdown. president obama is encouraging the nation's governors to work together as the standoff over union rights and budget cuts in wisconsin enters a third week. tracie potts joins us now from washington with the details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. good morning, everyone. protesters may have been forced out of wisconsin state capitol but the budget battle continues with democrats hiding out across state lines preventing a vote on what the governor says could cost them 1500 jobs. he wants to make deep cuts including cutting collective bargaining for state employees. governor scott walker on "meet the press" says if they don't act soon, the state could lose $155 million by tomorrow. now here in washington, they're focusing on the budget also. will there be a government shutdown by friday? democrats and republicans trying to come up with a compromise that at this point looks like it may include extending the current budget for another two weeks but with $4 billion in cuts. the problem is they're looking at the smallest part of the budget. and over th
obama doing enough to back unions, the democrats' bread and butter? 2007 he said if the union was ever out on -- had issues, i'd be the first one out there on the picket lines with them. he hasn't been out there. >> no, he hasn't been out there. and, in fact, don, let's take the first question first. the fact republicans, republican governors are taking a hard line on spending in the states, we're seeing republicans taking a hard line in washington d.c., that is absolutely helping with their base. what their base is going to want though, don, is that they continue to keep this hard line all the way through 2011 through 2012. that will help them on election day. at the same time, what democrats need to do is continue keep on fighting. president obama did make that comment. he made it in south carolina when he was running for president. i will tell you he got a little bit of cover today from major union head on one of the sunday shows, however, i will tell you activists are very frustrated. they don't think he's doing enough. they want to see him up in wisconsin. that's unlikely to happe
not in the public sector but also in the private sector. >> president obama, vice president biden and this wives are hosting governors from both parties at the white house this hour. michelle obama is peeking at the news confence right now. the state leaders are in washington for the winter meeting, and the governor's budget problems, you can bet, that's top of the agenda. >>> the government shuts down at the end of the week unless congress approves another temporary spending measure. democrats are suggesting they may go along with the republican plan. it would fund the government for two more weeks but cut $4 billion in spending. >>> now to outer space. yes, we even go there. two "discovery" astronauts have just started their first of two space walks. steve bowen and alvin drew plan to be out there for about 6 1/2 hours today doing a bit of maintenance. this is shuttle "discovery's" last vilt to the space station. it is being retired when it comes down. >> jack and jill went up the hill. >> little tommy -- >> hollywood krounded "the king's speech's" the best movie at last night's academy awards
that obama would find common ground. the president obama has shown themselves to be the most partisan president in my lifetime, hands down. >> he has surprised me. i anticipate he would govern like to campaign. all about a new day in washington, a new kind of dynamic, but we saw through obamacare that he said to republicans, we are in charge. you're not invited. it was interesting to see that he did not have any meetings with house leadership for months into his presidency. when had the meeting on health care, and i remember vividly when paul ryan, the congressman from wisconsin, said, mr. president, we have some ideas. and he basically dismissed him with, look, we won, and you guys to nine. i saw some of the speeches that the head. i remember a labor day speech that was stunning for president. it did not have that type of credit tossup president's speech typically would have. it was the take your coat off and wiped of sweat from your brow type of speech. i saw him as a difference person as president than others to understood that they had been elevated to a different position when th
obama said he would discover common ground. president obama is showing himself to be theost partisan president in my lifetime, hands down. >> he surprised me. i was anticipating that he would govern a lot like he campaigned, all about a new day in washington, a new kind of dynamic. essentially he said republicans, i won, we are in charge, and you are not invited. it was interesting to see that he did not have any meetings with the house leadership for months and months into his presidency. when he had a meeting on health care, and i remember very vividly when paul ryan, congressman from wisconsin, said mr. president, we have some ideas. he kin of basically dismissed him with "we want, you did that ." -- "we won, you didn't." i saw in him a very different kind of person as preside than i had seen, democrat or republican, who when they took the oath of office, understood that there are elevated to a different position than they had been when they were just a candidate. >> so what change? >> i think a lot of it was that he reay believed he was on a mission to get his agenda de. i think
. right now, president obama is meeting at the white house with the u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon. secretary of state hillary clinton is in geneva where she's echoed the president's calls for colonel gadhafi to step down immediately. we've learned, a short time ago, the united states military is moving assets closer to that country. yet, gadhafi has just told a bbc reporter that the people of libya love me. nbc's stephanie gosk is inside libya, and, stephanie, u.s. military assets moving closer to the nation, is this a sign of escalation? >> well, martin, certainly a sign of escalating pressure on the government here. the moving of the ships doesn't necessarily mean there are troops on the ground or some kind of military involvement. but what we've been seeing over last several days is a series of sanctions, first unilateral sanctions placed on this country by the obama administration, freezing the assets of the libyan government in the u.s. then you saw the u.n. pass its own package of sanctions. and these moves, really, instead of having necessarily a concrete effect on gad
. president obama is meet wging with the nation's governors at the white house. facing $175 billion in accumulated state deficits. the president countered with a challenge and an offer. >> i also share your concern about medicaid costs. we understand the pressure you're understood. we understand that we've got to do more. i'm asking you to name a bipartisan group of governors to work with secretary sebelius on ways to lower costs and improve the quality of care for these americans. >> john harwood is cnbc's chief washington correspondent. a lot going on at the white house today. the president taking his toughest stance yet in favor of the unions, but also offering some concessions to the governors. >> an interesting balance the president struck there, andrea. on medicaid, what he says he wants a bipartisan group of governor, what doesn't want to happen is governors facing budget crunches seek waivers to throw people off the medicaid rule. so he's looking for ways both sides can agree on. that's a hedge against developments he doesn't want to happen cht he also offered them the abili
- muammar gaddafi movement. for the most part they are asking for obama, wondering where the americans are. they do not want foreign aggression, but they are looking for more rhetoric moving against muammar gaddafi. he is killing his own people, something people have been very upset about. as far as the self, he said he will fight to the last man. it is very clear that he does not care a great deal about what the international community thinks of him. host: paul schemm, associated press middle east editor, stationed in cairo, reporting to us today from libya. thank you. caller: my pleasure. host: another 10 minutes in this segment. we will continue our discussion regarding the cover story of "the national journal." ratings showing that congress was more polarized last year than any other year since the rankings began. our question has to do with how you think the polarization in congress is affecting the way that congress is getting things done. new hampshire, democratic line. caller: thank you for baking by col. i think that polarizing this absolutely -- thank you for taking my call. i th
not to intervene much. nobody wants a return to the bad old days of two months ago, and certainly not obama. if you are wondering where the u.s. goes next, given its own constraining situation, helping to finance these new governments in these countries, i think answer is no. host: earlier in the program we spoke with a journalist in benghazi right now. he says a lot of people on the streets were asking where is our help from the united states and obama? guest: in part that's because of the expectation that was set up by the administration when the president went to cairo and made the famous speech to the muslim world. he set himself up for that. people will holdim to those stdards. in the real sense, if libya needs international support, it is much more likely to come to europe because the europeans are right there. europeans have better relationships with people in libya than the united states. because for so many years libya was persona non grata for the u.s.. they did not accept economic ties or diplomatic ties for a lo time. it's much more likel that the french or italians or nato would be inv
spending bill. president obama is agreeing to $4 billion in spending cuts in that stopgap bill. but compromise with republicans. >> everybody should be prepared to give up something in order to solve our budget challenges. >> he was speaking to state governors drowning in red ink. a budget crisis symbolized by the showdown in wisconsin. protesters still at the state capitol. wisconsin public employees unions now say they're willing to negotiate pay cuts. wisconsin's republican governor is refusing, saying he wants to force unions to take cuts, and to give up their bargaining rights to cut costs and, scott walker says, to make history. >> i know that collective bargaining has a cost, and when i'm cutting more than $1 billion from aid to local governments in this next two-year budget, i need to do what no other governor has done across the country. >> reporter: the president opposes walker's move. >> i don't think it does anybody any good when public employees are denigrated or vilified or their rights are infringed upon. >> reporter: but mr. obama is offering a compromise on ano
is less restrictive than the federal government as it is today. under barack obama, he presides over the federal government when most federal employees do not have collective bargaining for benefits or pay. we're asking for something less restrictive -- >> i asked you a more specific question, which is what's wrong with collective bargaining? >> it's about the fact that as a local official, i can tell you personally, time and time again, because of collective bargaining when we had tough budgets in the past when i was at the county presiding as a c.o. there, i tried to do modest changes in pension and health care. one year, i literally tried to do a 35-hour work week to try to avoid massive layoffs and furloughing and the union said forget it. emboldened by the fact that they had collective bargaining agreements, they said go ahead, lay off 400 to 500 people. and to me, laying off people in this economy is completely unacceptable. if we don't get these changes and the senate democrats don't come back. we'll be forced to make up the savings in layoffs and that's unacceptable. >> we ha
w. bush, barack obama, americans have been told they are poor because america and its allies are motivated by hatred for liberty, way of life and democratic institutions. this is a palpable, lethal lie. we are being attacked because of our elite half-century we let us intervention the muslim world. it is accumulative impact from the 50 years of interventionism that we find the main motivation of america's islamist enemies as well as the print both organizational glue that provide the monica of unity to the movement always fragile cohesion. the islamist motivation is to be found in their perception of u.s. foreign policy is an attack on the islamic religion and its followers. this is a view held not only by those carrying ak-47s, but extend the polling by a delightful that nearly 80% of all muslims worldwide, young and old, moderate and militant men and women. no american must accept the islamist indictment of the anti-muslim intent of u.s. foreign policies. but to avoid military defeat, economic ruin and widespread domestic violence, u.s. leaders must have knowledge and expla
of tensions, they are growing as we have stated in libya and president obama has called for moammar gadhafi to step down. secretary of state hillary clinton is pressing for the further sanctions against gadha gadhafi's regime. we turn to our political panel to answer questions. i'm joined here in new york by democratic pollster and strategist bernard whitman. in washington, sherri jacovi, a columnist for "the hill" newspaper. good morning. >> good morning. >> thank you. >> what is at stake for the president in his handling of gadhafi and also the symbolism of where secretary clinton is today in geneva? >> i think the stakes are very high. the president has to be responsible for protecting thousands of americans that are trapped in libya right now which is why i think his initial criticism may be sound a little muted at the beginning of the week and i think he was working to make sure we have a plan to evacuate the americans. as that plan began to take shape you heard the president increase his rhetoric. clearly the time for gadhafi is now. it's come, it's gone. i think secretary of state cl
for cbs news, new york. >> sometime tomorrow u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon will visit president obama. >>> prices at the gas pumps. right now the average price for a gallon of regular gas is $3.35. 20 cents more than we paid a week ago. increase at the pump following a hike in the price of crude oil, the main ingredient in gasoline. >> we just have to accept the fact that $5 a gallon is probably where it is going. >> i drive a lot less. i walk more. i ride my bike. >> i can't control it. >> i have a friend who says it is going to be over $4 this summer. he is convinced. so we will see. >> again, there is public transportation. gas prices haven't been this high since october of 2008. >>> the accuracy of some police breathalizer machines is coming under scrutiny tonight. a council member will holds a hearing on the devices and people will testify about cases where the machines have just been wrong. they have been forced to drop drunk driving charges. >>> still ahead on 9news 9news the mayor talking to us. coming up. >>> march 26th. run through the heart of dc. register at national marat
obama proposed cutting next year. for the g.o.p., cutting spending is a top priority. >> we're broke. broke going on bankrupt. and just as abrupt business has trouble creating jobs, so does abrupt country. >> reporter: democrats call the g.o.p. plan a good start, but they insist congress needs a month to sort out a full spending plan, not just two weeks. president obama is pushing both sides to act now. >> we cannot allow gridlock to prevail. >> reporter: if the two parties do end up gridlocked, the government would shut down temporarily. hundreds of thousands of federal workers would be sent home without pay. this year's tax refunds would be delayed. as would applications for social security and veterans benefits. not every government service would stop in its tracks. the plan does keep several essential agencies up and running, like the military, the federal law enforcement agencies, and air traffic controllers. neither party says it wants the government shutdown, but both will have to compromise in order to keep that from happening. susan mcginnis, for cbs news, washington. >>> th
. that measure includes $4 billion worth of spending cuts. most of them aimed at programs president obama proposed cutting next year. for the gop, cutting spending is the top priority. >> we're broke going on bankrupt. >> reporter: democrats call the gop plan a good start but they insist congress needs a full month to sort out a spending plan. president obama is pushing both sides to act now. >> we could not allow gridlock to prevail. >> reporter: the government would shut down temporarily. hundreds of thousands of federal workers would be sent home without pay. this year's tax refunds would be delayed as would applications for social security and veterans benefits. not every government service would stop in its tracks. the plan does keep several agencies up and running like this military, federal law enforcement agencies and air traffic controllers. neither party says it wants the government shutdown but both will have to compromise in order to keep that from happening. cbs news, washington. >> and for more on the count down to shutdown, check our new special on it's all about
to investigate possible gadhafi war crimes, including the killing of his own citizens. sent by president obama to consult allies in europe, today, secretary of state hillary clinton said the u.s. is reaching out to libyans trying to organize in cities now held by anti-gadhafi forces. and is ready and prepared to offer any kind of assistance to a post-gadhafi government. this weekend, president obama, for the first time, publicly called for gadhafi's ouster. while backing that call, today, republican john mccain said the u.s. needs to go further. >> we could impose and could have imposed a no-fly zone. they would have stopped flying if that had been imposed. they are using air power and helicopters to continue these massacres. >> reporter: and lester, another senator, independent joe lieberman, says the united states government should recognize those opposition leaders in benghazi as the legitimate libyan government and arm them. and meanwhile, consultations will continue this week at the white house. the president meets tomorrow with ban ki-moon, the u.n. secretary-general. lester? >> mike viq
's governors just hours ago, president obama offered to get states design their own healthcare plan as long as they fulfill certain goals. he also challenged state chiefs who are attempting to balance their budgets by weakening labor unions for public employees. >> i also know that many of you are making desists -- decisions regarding your public work forces and i know how difficult that can be. i recently grow the salaries of federal employees for two years -- froze the salaries of federal employees for two years. i didn't want to do it but i had 20 due to the fiscal situation we're in. >> he says when it comes to fiscal belt tightening, everyone has to give up something, but he says what is happening in wisconsin, should not happen. >> and here's wisconsin. hundreds are celebrating a victory of sorts. authorities have backed away from a threat to evict supporters who have occupied the state dan -- state capitol for nearly two weeks. police say they don't face arrests as long as they continue to follow the law. governor scott walker says wisconsin is flat broke and he needs to take drastic
for all of us with obama in the administration. i'm personally very proud of the work that he has done, that we have done here in san francisco among a wide array of voters and to be elected by what many consider the last batchtyon of president african-american community in after, it is a special honor to be here today buff. thank you very much. >> thank you, supervisor. supervisor mirkarimi is here with us but before he calms -- comes up -- comes up i want to mention ralph lewin, with the california huh-uh -- humanities council here with us also. we have a number of other elected and appointed officialed and at i said to them earlier, i was ansigned the task of introducing -- i was ansigned the tasking introducing them and don't have the list but i was specifically threatened bim dr. torea moses if i didn't many introduce him. ing [laughter] or without further ado, supervisor ross mirkarimi. >> i'll make my statements we -- very quick. i just came out of charing the public safety committee meeting. there's a lot be to talk about. i want to say another happy congratulations on black hi
gaddafi regime. it could face a war crimes investigation. president barack obama is calling for gaddafi to step down, something that his son says will not happen. >> we live here we die here. >> wall the gadhafi regime lives on the libyans are trying to set up refugee camps for large groups are arriving every day. >> to the east in a month to people were killed and nearly a dozen were injured after protests there turned violent. 1000 demonstrators have been marching this weekend demanding more jobs. police shot at protesters whose sapphire's to shops. leaders say that the event was peaceful into a small group split off and started attacking others. >> the commemoration of the earthquake that killed more than 500 people and left thousands homeless. chile's president was among those who took part in a candlelight vigil. president sebastian and terraces that chile has done about half of the reconstruction necessary. >> republican officials say that newt gingrich plans to take a formal step towards... if he declares his candidacy he would be the first of many potential candidates try to cha
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